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1 A Street Cat Named Bob: How One Man and His Cat Found Hope on the Streets (Paperback)

by James Bowen

Format: Paperback 288 pages
Published: 13/09/2012

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The moving, uplifiting true story of an unlikely friendship between a man on the streets and the ginger cat who adopts him and helps him heal his... Read more

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2 Alan Turing: The Enigma (Paperback)

by Andrew Hodges

Format: Paperback 768 pages
Published: 05/03/1992

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Alan Turing was the extraordinary Cambridge mathematician who masterminded the cracking of the German Enigma ciphers and transformed the Second... Read more

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3 Love, Nina: Despatches from Family Life (Paperback)

by Nina Stibbe

Format: Paperback 352 pages
Published: 27/02/2014

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In 1982, the author, a 20-year-old from Leicester, moved to London to work as a nanny for a very particular family. This is a collection of letters... Read more

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4 Elizabeth of York (Paperback)

by Alison Weir

Format: Paperback 576 pages
Published: 07/08/2014

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Elizabeth of York would have ruled England, but for the fact that she was a woman. The eldest daughter of Edward IV, at seventeen she was relegated... Read more

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5 The Lunar Men: The Inventors of the Modern World 1730-1810 (Paperback)

by Jenny Uglow

Format: Paperback 608 pages
Published: 04/09/2003

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Winner of the PEN Hessel-Tiltman prize for history, and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography, The Lunar Men captures the creation of... Read more

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6 The Richard Burton Diaries (Paperback)

by Richard Burton, Chris Williams

Format: Paperback 704 pages
Published: 23/05/2013

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The irresistible, candid diaries of Richard Burton, published in their entirety for the first time Read more

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7 Notes from Walnut Tree Farm (Paperback)

by Roger Deakin, Terence Blacker, Alison Hastie

Format: Paperback 320 pages
Published: 25/06/2009

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For the last six years of his life, Roger Deakin kept notebooks in which he wrote his daily thoughts, impressions, feelings and observations about... Read more

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8 The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Selection: A Selection (Paperback)

by Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham

Format: Paperback 1152 pages
Published: 01/05/2003

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The 1660s represent a turning point in English history, and for the main events - the Restoration, the Dutch War, the Great Plague, the Fire of... Read more

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9 Power Trip: A Decade of Policy, Plots and Spin (Paperback)

by Damian McBride

Format: Paperback 480 pages
Published: 25/07/2014

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With scandalous new chapters, this is the paperback edition of the political book of 2013. Read more

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10 The King in the North: The Life and Times of Oswald of Northumbria (Paperback)

by Max Adams

Format: Paperback 464 pages
Published: 03/07/2014

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An unjustly forgotten seventh-century English monarch is rescued from Dark Age obscurity in this magisterial biography. Read more

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